Rhododendron 'Blue Peter'
rhododendron 'Blue Peter'
A bushy evergreen shrub to 3m in height, rather erect in habit, with large mid-green leaves and funnel-shaped violet-blue flowers with frilled petals, paler in the throat, in small trusses in early summer
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Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Harmful if eaten. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Rhododendron can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple leaves, sometimes with a dense colourful indumentum of hairs on the lower side, and funnel-shaped, bell-shaped or tubular flowers that may be solitary or in short racemes
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How to grow
Grow in moist but well-drained, leafy, humus-rich acid soil, best in part shade with shelter but tolerates full sun if soil remains reliably moist; see rhododendron cultivation
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
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